3 Things I Learned - Week #12

I am a bit late with this post – life has really gotten mad as I get ready for a trip to the US next week.

Here are 3 things I learned this week.

  1. Here is a great read on how taking control of AWS costs – can save you a huge amount of money -The million dollar engineering problem
  2. Here is a nice AWS solution based on Lambda to monitor if you are coming close to a resource limit on your AWS account (something that happened many times this week)
  3. Did you know that you can build a global transit network on AWS?

I think it is pretty obvious what I have been doing most of the past week – isn’t it? 


3 Things I Learned - Week #11

Crazy week – but one of the best I have had. I work with an amazing team of people – who have accomplished the almost impossible.

Beside working weird and wild hours, here are 3 things that I learned this week.

  1. From dotCloud to Docker is a relaly good read about how docker started out a few years ago. It is hard to believe that is has evolved into what it has today.
  2. It seems that Gitlab is not going to be leaving the cloud after all.. Running your infrastructure is so much more that nut, bolts and how much money you pay to a provider at the end of the day. Gitlab was publicly discussing why they wanted to get off the cloud – and how they would do it, and this post explains that maybe you do need people that understand the underlying infra (all of it!!) if you choose to go the route of managing it all yourself.
    Really good read!
  3. Did you know that many hit songs are comprise of 4 basic chords?


Catch you all next week!